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American sniper movie

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by no excuses, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. no excuses

    no excuses Rainier OR Member

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    Has any one seen the trailer for the new movie on Chris Kyle ? Cannot wait for it to come out. It is directed by Clint Eastwood so it should be good.
     
  2. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Its always hard to say how a Hollywood movie will be when its based on something real. they tend to like to take liberties.
     
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  3. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Having read the book, I'm wondering how near the movie might be to what Mr Kyle actually wrote. I've got most every sniper book/movie of the genre that has come out in recent years, but I notice that so far we haven't had the pleasure of seeing Gunny Hathcock portrayed in a movie.

    THAT would be worth watching, too, of that there is no doubt.

    tac
     
  4. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Absolutely it would
     
  5. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Too bad as usual they picked a hwood anti-gunner to play an American Hero.

    But will probably wait until it comes on video.
    Either way looks good.
     
  6. Johnnny13

    Johnnny13 Bend, Oregon Active Member

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    I still can't believe there hasn't been a movie about Robert L Howard, Carlos Hathcock, or Chuck Mawhinney.
     
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  7. YoungBlood

    YoungBlood SW Washington Active Member

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    That Hathcock was something else, read a great book on him. Would like to see one on Rudy Sparx and his experiences in WW2
     
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  8. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'd also like to see a movie made about murphy's ridge, operation Anaconda.
    I read that book and it was awesome.
     
  9. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    The book was called " not a good day to die, the true story of operation anaconda"

    That was an amazing story.
     
  10. DeanMk

    DeanMk Poulsbo, Wa. Active Member

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    Yeah, but Eastwood's already proven himself with "based-on-true-stories" war epics, ala Flags of our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima.
    This movie seems to have a similar look/feel.
    I'm sure it'll be very good....I may be spending my Christmas in a movie house, this year! ;)



    Dean
     
  11. sigboi

    sigboi Seattle Active Member

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    I was listening to NPR yesterday, and they had this exact interview on air. I think it'll be pretty close, as Clint and Cooper took care to be very accurate to who Chris Kyle was and his story. His widow was saying how all his friends who saw the screening said it was eerie how Cooper was able to mimic his character and little fidgets and such.

    Listen to the entire interview below:

    http://www.npr.org/2014/12/21/37189...ican-sniper-widow-team-up-to-tell-seals-story
     
  12. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Too bad he can't mimic his patriotism and defense of American's rights and freedoms.
     
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    sigboi Seattle Active Member

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    True That, I was only praising his acting, not his personal beliefs ;)
     
  14. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I can appreciate that.
    I do look forward to seeing it.
     
  15. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Meh. Actors are actors, that's what they do. Look at the dwarf Cruise who acted the part of the husky one-armed, one-eyed 6ft 5in Stauffenberg in 'Valkyries'. Ditto in 'Reacher'.

    tac
     
  16. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    He did say that the experience changed his life. It sounds like he and the family intend to keep in touch. Maybe he's learned a little.
     
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  17. littlegsxr

    littlegsxr Below Canada. Active Member

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    I had the honor of meeting Chris at Shot Show before he was murdered. He was a humble guy and a pleasure to talk too. Can't wait to see this.
     
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  18. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Looks interesting! Still saddened by his loss.
     
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  19. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    I may watch it, but do so knowing that Chris had a bit of imagination when writing.
     
  20. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Takes nothing away from his record, IMO. The man was clearly something else that we don't see every day. I never met with him, but I sure would have liked to have done so.

    Never having been where Mr Kyle and his like go, or walked in their shoes, I'm not one to criticatise, me. I used to teach snipers to do certain things to add to their tradecraft, back when I used to do that kind of thing, and have worked with people who had them in the team over in Northern Ireland, but I've never been a sniper.

    Many people I knew had a yen to become one, but either got canned on the way in, or were never in the running except in their heads.

    Props to them all, the tryers and the doers. I have a bumper sticker, which I don't have on a bumber, on account I don't have vehicle that would do it justice.

    It reads 'G*d bless our troops, especially our snipers'.

    tac in lower case
     
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